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Originally posted by virtue:
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I mean EVERYONE..... and most women find me either odd, acting white, too happy, from another country, or trying to steal their man...... never just friendly until they get to know me.......consequently this is not true of men.... I wanted to know what Rowe thought about this.... most men I meet from New York actually buy into the Southern Belle stereotype.


The "Southern Belle" represents what to a lot men a woman should be. When we think of a Southern Belle we imagine a woman who is very docile, meek, ultra feminine, submissive, and traditional. A lot men have been brainwashed into believing these are the characeristics that make an ideal woman. Thus, those women who fail to demonstrate these characteristics are deemed as undesirable because of their "agresssiveness." It's no coicidence that Black women are negatively characterized and depicted in the media as being the opposite of this narrow conception of womanhood, since Black women are capable of producing more Black people. I don't usually like to engage in conspiratory discussions, but I think making this segment of the American population seem ugly and undesirable while at the same time criminalizing the Black male has helped the movement to destroy the Black family tremendously.
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